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How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright

How To Be An Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: A Conference in Memory of Erik Olin Wright

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
General Public 

Erik Olin Wright spent the last years of his life thinking about ways to challenge and transform capitalist societies. He distilled his thinking in a book, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Verso, 2019).

The symposium is designed to launch a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of Wright’s approach. We seek to both honor our colleague’s memory and assure that his ideas become part of current discussions of socialism and socialist strategy. The event will consist of three panels during the day and an evening session that will include tributes to Wright and a keynote by his friend, Ira Katznelson.

For full program and RSVP please visit capitalismstudies.org/anti-capitalist/

SCHEDULE

9:00 - 9:30 am | WELCOME

William Milberg, The New School for Social Research

Magali Sarfatti-Larson, Temple University

9:30 - 11:30 am | SESSION 1: Conceptualizing Capitalism

Vivek Chibber, NYU

Stephanie Mudge, UC Davis

Michael Dawson, University of Chicago

DISCUSSANT: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU

1:00 - 2:45 pm | SESSION 2: Oppositional discourses and strategies

Stephanie Luce, City University of New York

Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia

Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research

DISCUSSANT: Angela Harris, University of California, Davis

3:15 - 5:00 pm | SESSION 3: Socialism, Human Rights, and Sites of Contestation

Nancy Fraser, The New School for Social Research

Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, University of los Andes

Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School

DISCUSSANT: TBA

7:00 - 8:15 pm | REMARKS ON ERIK’S LEGACY

Joel Rogers, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fred Block, UC Davis

Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

8:15 - 10:00 pm | KEYNOTE

Ira Katznelson, Columbia University

This event is co-sponsored by the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies and the journal, Politics & Society at The New School for Social Research



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